I post this every year because it’s important.
I don’t really see a future where I’m not thinking about it.
When you’re all finished with Christmas movies and presents and throwing away all that wrapping paper, and when you finally go back to work after the holidays . . .
Remember why you’re working on anything at all.
Here’s an excerpt from Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol that reminds me why I’m working so hard:
“But you were always a good man of business, Jacob,” faltered Scrooge, who now began to apply this to himself.
“Business!” cried the Ghost, wringing its hands again. “Business!”
“Mankind was my business. The common welfare was my business; charity, mercy, forbearance, and benevolence, were, all, my business. The dealings of my trade were but a drop of water in the comprehensive ocean of my business!”
It held up its chain at arm’s length, as if that were the cause of all its unavailing grief, and flung it heavily upon the ground again.
“At this time of the rolling year,” the spectre said “I suffer most. “Why did I walk through crowds of fellow-beings with my eyes turned down, and never raise them to that blessed Star which led the Wise Men to a poor abode! Were there no poor homes to which its light would have conducted me!’
Thanks for reading.
I hope you had a rejuvenating and reflective holiday.
With self-reflection, focus, and empathy, we can help others and live a life of purpose and fulfillment.
We’re all counting on you.